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Ten Mindset Perspectives

“Now is the time to start living the life you’ve always wanted.”  Judith Baxter


Today is the first day of the rest of your life

When tidying my computer, and it was long overdue, I came across this page that was a handout I gave to those attending one of my Self Confidence courses.  See if it rings any bells with you.

  1. What we think is Always anchored by a belief, value or life experience that causes you to think as you do.
  2. We all view life through a ‘lens’ and that lens is a reflection of our beliefs, values and life experiences, including old wounds.
  3. How we view our possibilities is based on our beliefs.  These beliefs can be challenged and changed and challenged and we have the right to do so.
  4. When words like ‘can’t’, ‘have to’, ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ are used there is a strong belief being expressed.
  5. Most of our beliefs were formed when we were children and often reflect the beliefs of adults in our lives.  Therefore, a good question to ask yourself about one of your beliefs is “Does this serve me and help me create the life I want?” and “Is this belief truth or merely someone’s opinion”.
  6. You do have the right to your own beliefs.
  7. Confusion, worry, anxiety, anger and frustration are often signs your inner wisdom is being blocked from coming through.
  8. Freedom comes as a result of stepping into your fears as opposed to stepping away from them.
  9. Let more than your mindset run your life.  Your inner wisdom knows what to do – listen to it.
  10. The way to readjusting your mindset is to become conscious of these beliefs and values.  the way to change them is to step into the unknown and dissect your beliefs.

I am now taking off my Life Coach hat and will return to the normal rambling posts on memories, nostalgia, family etc tomorrow.

Chinese character for Contentment


“Becoming more and more aware of all that is possible moves your whole life into greater balance.” Author unknown.

Today really is the first day of the rest of your life

“Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it.”
– Leo Buscaglia, 1924 – 1998, author, speaker, professor.

A few years ago, I had this fabulous Life Coach, Cari Vollmer.  Cari lives in Minneapolis and we still occasionally share emails.  Often one or other of us is bemoaning the weather we  currently have to endure.  And I am subscribed to her newsletter – passionintoprofit.com

This comes from a recent newsletter :

“Judith, share yourself, your life and your gifts. Get out there. Create an environment (environment = anything you surround yourself with including people, places and things) that SUPPORTS your dream. Stop doing the things that don’t and start doing the things that do.”

Isn’t this great advice?  And isn’t it something we should all do?

So starting today I am surrounding myself with only those things that support my dream.

  • I am breaking free of the tribe as per Anne Hartley author of “Love the Life You Live”.   I have the luxury of choosing with whom I want to spend time and I am no longer prepared to tolerate “toxic” people.
  • I am spending time with people I enjoy and whose ethics and morals align with mine.
  • I am surrounding myself with things of beauty that I love including Lotte the Tibetan Spaniel and of course, my grandsons.
  • I have now got rid of the ugly grass patch at the front of the house and replaced it with a patio.  Watch this space.  This will become a tranquil place in which to unwind.
  • I have de-cluttered my life and given away many things that no longer fit my lifestyle.
  • I am volunteering my time rather than just giving money.  This is really a ‘feel good’ thing.
  • I am spending more time writing and even less time on chores.  If you know me you are quite correct in asking the question “Can you spend any less time on chores?”

So what will you do to support your dream, starting today?

“Opportunities come in many shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common; you have to take them when they appear.  Today, if you want to grab a big one you’ll be required to take a deep breath and elbow your way into the middle of things.  This may not be your usual style but isn’t this what you have been waiting for?”  Judith Baxter, Blogger, friend, life coach 1938 – 

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